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Rivertown in Iowa recovering after tornado



Two downtown businesses were badly damaged. 

McGREGOR, Iowa — Things are getting back to normal in McGregor, nearly two weeks after a tornado hit.

Electricity has been restored to almost all the buildings, after the July 19 storm ravaged the Mississippi River town.

Two downtown buildings on Main St. got the worst damage.

A two-story tattoo place lost most of its second floor (below) and has since been torn down.

A nearby antique store, which was knocked off its foundation, was the other badly-damaged business.

The McGregor and Marquette Chamber of Commerce says about 75 percent of the town’s businesses were operating last week.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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